There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
Content categorized as Women's Issues
Legal, financial and social service experts agree that financial abuse is an integral component of most abusive relationships and can prevent victims from seeking help.
There must be meaningful policies to end gender violence, the persistent feminization of poverty, the growing Black female prison population, restrictions to citizenship, the deportation of Black and Brown people, restrictions to health care, reproductive justice, and the ongoing war on women
A poem about overcoming hardship
Vendor Angie Whitehurst reflects on International Women’s Day.
Cassandra Morgan began performing stand-up after escaping an abusive relationship and facing homelessness. Now she is part of a community of survivors that draw strength from each other, share their stories and help others avoid similar situations.
Sasha Williams talks about her daughter.
A vendor pays tribute to the strong Black women in her life.
New Endeavors by Women provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless women and families through its seven housing-based programs. For 29 years, NEW staff and services have helped over 3,000 women and 500 children work towards achieving or improving employment, education and housing.
This is the title track of Pookanu’s brand new album, focused on being there for his kids no matter what.
Despite the opening of a new women’s shelter in D.C., there is not enough shelter capacity for women outside of hypothermia season.
While D.C. initiatives have made progress in combatting high HIV rates, Black women who face poverty and are at high risk for contracting HIV need greater investment in resources, awareness and PrEP medication.
While D.C. is on its way to rid sales taxes on feminine hygiene products and diapers, NYC will guarantee access to free pads and tampons in its schools, prisons and shelters.
A Street Sense vendor discusses President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s opposition to abortion.
The day after the inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington brought 500,000 demonstrators to the National Mall to affirm women’s rights and for many, to protest the new Trump administration.
Vendor/artist Aida Basnight describes her experience with Together We Bake, a micro-baking business that provides empowerment classes for women.
Michael Warner writes about working on Planned Parenthood canvassing efforts in New Hampshire.
The D.C. Council Committee on Finance and Revenue heard testimony on Sept. 28 regarding an amendent that would exempt feminine hygiene products and diapers from D.C. sales tax. Witnesses explained how this tax is an unfair burden on low-income and homeless women and families, and that feminine hygiene products should be considered a medical necessity.
Vendor features bakery that aims to help women re-enter society.
Social entrepreneur starts website to connect refugees and domestic violence victims to free homestays.